Email our awesome Race Director with any questions or suggestions...ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER!
The Race is on, Sunday, October 20, 2013 @ 11 am starting and finishing on Towle St; adjacent to the North End Boat Club in Newburyport. If you have further questions please check out our FAQ's or email the race director HERE.
Please NOTE: the course will be changing slightly & will be recertified. You will LOVE these changes....trust us.
Will This Race Be Awesome?
Where should I stay if I need a hotel?
The race director and his wife have been active in the racing community for years at both the top levels....and the mid pack levels. This ensures you that they have worked diligiently to make sure that this race is full of awesomeness for all levels of runners. So, really it should be named "The Awesome Newburyport Half Marathon", but we'll let you decide. In fact it is so awesome, we are totally expecting the dictionary to change the definition of "Awesome" to "the newburyport half marathon" in their next edition. So, ya. This is an awesome race.
Are dogs allowed in the race?
The Amesbury Fairfield Marriott Inn is granting us some special pricing for all registrants. After you register, please contact the Fairfield Inn @1 978-388-3400 because they are having a special for Green Stride participants at a rate of $99/night. Mention "Green Stride" and your registration confirmation number for the discount! They have a pool, free wifi and a free breakfast.....so, ya, this is a good deal.
Visit them @ The Marriott Fairfiled Inn in Amesbury, Mass HERE.
Can I get a refund if I do not run?
How do I volunteer?
We like dogs, but unless they are a Certified Seeing Eye Dog for a legally blind person running, then please leave them at home where they will be safe.
When & Where can I pick up my race packet?
We could use as many volunteers as possible. Old, young, runner's, non runner's etc etc, are all welcome. We have sit down jobs that require a well organized person as well as high energy, standing jobs. Even if you cannot be there the whole time, WE CAN USE YOU! Please contact email@example.com if you can volunteer. Just title your email "Newburyport Volunteer Request".
Where's the BEER going to be!?!
There will be an early registration pick up option on Friday, the 18th from 3-7 and Saturday the 19th from 11-7 @ The Greater Boston Running Company @ 27 Water Street in Newburyport.
Can I be guaranteed my t-shirt size?
We will funnel you right from the finish line to the after race snack bar tent.....which happens to be the same tent where the beer is housed. I would recommend getting some food first. If you still cannot locate the beer after eating....then you probably shouldn't be drinking.
Will I need my ID to get into the beer tent?
No. Even though we ask you your size, it still isn't guaranteed. This is because we have to order the shirts @ a month ahead of time and have to guess the sizes we will need for those that haven't registered by the time we place our order. People are also allowed to try the shirts on and trade if they do not fit right. So someone that orders a medium may actually take a large.
FOR YOUR BEST CHANCE OF GETTING YOUR SIZE, please come pick up your packet as early as possible. This helps both us and you.
What will the weather be like?
If you look even remotely like you are under 30, you will be required to show an ID. This is to make sure that everyone is safe & that we are in concordance with Newburyport Police directives. They will be there to enforce these rules. This also guarantees that everyone will have a great time.
What are the RELAY transition details?
Where can I park?
October in New England, particularly on the North Shore, is absolutely perfect weather for running.....usually. Typically the temperature range will be 40-50F. It can rain...and even have a slight possibility of snowing. Expect @ 40-50F and hope for sunny skies!!
Can I make race day changes to my registration?
PARKING FOR 2013 NEWBURYPORT GREEN STRIDE HALF MARATHON
There will be parking onsite at 260 Merrimac St. as well as the adjacent Cashman Park. However, this WILL fill up. If you plan to be there 1.5 hours or less than 11am, do not bother to park onsite. The good news is that the Newburyport neighborhoods that surround the event are parking friendly and there are lots of streets to do so. Of course, make sure your not blocking driveways or fire hydrants.
Nearby streets that are adjacent to Merrimac St near location are Kent, Dove, Warren, Carter, Broad, Tyng and Oakland, to name a few. They all run up to High Street which also has many parking spots. The parking on Merrimac Street will be prohibited nearby so we suggest to stay clear of that area.
Also, downtown Newburyport has a few lots available and is approximately a half mile from the event. The cost is .50/hour unless you find free street parking.
Click on the image below to get a full page map of the street parking.
Are there "relief stations" on the course?
You may change your t-shirt size (if there are sizes available), however that is about it. If you are thinking you want to change to a relay or trade your bib to someone else, IT MUST BE DONE BEFORE OCTOBER 12TH.
Where are the water stops?
There will be 2 relief stations posted at the 2 person relay transition point. This is at the intersection of Brown Lane & Garden St.
To comply with USATF regulations, we will have water stations every 2 miles...ish. There will be Energy Packets right before mile 8. There will be electrolyte drinks at the mile 4 stop.
Sunday; 11 AM
||260 Towle Ave, Newburyport, MA
(adjacent to the North End Boat Club)
||Half Marathon – Individual
Run the full 13.1 miles on your own.
Half Marathon – Two & Four Person Relay Team
Run as a team. Each leg for the 4 person team is approximately 5K. The 2 person team is roughly broken up into 6 mile and 7 mile legs
Four Person Relay Team:
Two Person Relay Team:
||Cash prizes to the top five overall males and females:
Prizes are as follows:
- 1st = $500
- 2nd = $400
- 3rd = $300
- 4th = $200
- 5th = $100
- plus non cash age group prizes
Newburyport 1/2 Marathon Sponsors